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This is a list of dignitaries at the state funeral of John F. Kennedy. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, and the funeral took place on November 25, 1963, in Washington, D.C..

The gathering of dignitaries was considered the largest gathering of foreign statesmen in the history of the United States.[1][2] It was also the largest gathering of foreign dignitaries at a state funeral since that of King Edward VII in London in 1910. Although the state funerals of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1969 and Ronald Reagan in 2004 had large gatherings of foreign dignitaries, the funeral of Kennedy was the largest gathering of foreign dignitaries at any funeral in the United States, drawing 220 foreign dignitaries from 92 foreign nations, including 19 heads of state and government.[3] Eisenhower's drew 191 from 78 nations,[4] while Reagan's drew 218 from 165 nations.[5]

Contents:

List of official delegationsEdit

AEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Algeria30pxAbdelkadir Chanderil
Abdelaziz Bouteflika
El Hadj Benalla
Amar Ouzegane
Cherif Guellal
President of the Republic
President of the National Assembly
Foreign Minister
Minister of State
Ambassador
Argentina30pxCarlos Humberto Perette
Miguel Ángel Zavala Ortiz
Brigadier Ignacio Avalos
Vice President
Minister of Foreign Relations
Secretary of War
Australia30pxSir Alister McMullinPresident of the Australian Senate
Austria30pxAlfons GorbachFederal Chancellor

BEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Bahamas30pxRoland Theodore SymonettePremier-designate
Belgium30pxBaudouin I
Paul-Henri Spaak
King of Belgium
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Bolivia30pxEnrique Sánchez de LozadaAmbassador
Brazil30pxJoão Augusto de Araújo Castro
Auro Mora Andrade
Zitorino Freire
Antonio Carlos Konder Reis
Roberto de Oliveira Campos
Foreign Minister
President of the Senate
Majority Leader of the Senate
Minority Leader of the Senate
Ambassador
Bulgaria30pxMiliko TarabanovDeputy Foreign Minister

CEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Cambodia30pxPrince Norodom KantolPresident of the Council of Ministers
Cameroon30pxBenoît Balla-OndouxForeign Minister
Canada30pxLester B. Pearson
Paul Martin
Prime Minister
Secretary of State for External Affairs
Chile30pxCarlos MartínezRepresentative to the United Nations
Republic of China30pxTsiang TingfuAmbassador
Colombia30pxAlberto Lleras CamargoFormer President
Republic of the Congo30pxE.D. DadetAmbassador
Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville)30pxJacques MasanguDeputy Premier
Costa Rica30pxJosé Figueres FerrerFormer President
Czechoslovakia30pxJiří HájekRepresentative to the United Nations

DEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Denmark30pxJens Otto KragPrime Minister

EEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Ecuador30pxNeftali Ponce MirandaForeign Minister
El Salvador30pxHéctor Escobar SerranoForeign Minister
Ethiopia30pxHaile Selassie I
Ras Andare Atchew Massai
Commander Iskander Desta
Tefara-Woro Kidane-Wold
Lij Kassa Wolde-Mariam
Emperor

FEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Finland30pxVeli MerikoskiMinister for Foreign Affairs
France30pxCharles de Gaulle
Maurice Couve de Murville
General Charles Ailleret
Étienne Burin des Roziers
President
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Chief of the Defence Staff
Secretary General of the President

GEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Federal Republic of Germany30pxHeinrich Lübke
Ludwig Erhard
Gerhard Schröder
Kai-Uwe von Hassel
Willy Brandt
President
Chancellor
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Defense
Mayor of West Berlin
Ghana30pxMiguel A. Ribeiro
K. Armah
Alex Quaison-Sackey
Ambassador
High Commissioner in London
Representative to the United Nations
Greece30pxFrederica of Hanover
Sofoklis Venizelos
Queen consort of the Hellenes
Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister
Guatemala30pxAlberto Herrarte González
José de Dios Agular
Foreign Minister
Private Secretary to the Government
Guinea30pxSaifonlaye Diallo
Leon Maka
Alessane Dioh
Minister of State
President of the National Assembly
Minister of Communications

HEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Hungary30pxPeter MouFirst Deputy Foreign Minister

IEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Iceland30pxGuðmundur Í. Guðmundsson and wifeForeign Minister
India30pxVijaya Lakshmi PanditDelegate to the United Nations
Indonesia30pxGen. Abdul Haris Nasution
Dr. Sudjarwo Tjondronegoro
Minister for Defense and Security Affairs
Deputy Foreign Minister
Iran30pxPrince Gholam Reza
Abbas Aram
Brother of the Shah of Iran
Foreign Minister
Ireland30pxÉamon de Valera
Frank Aiken
Major Vivion de Valera
President
Minister of External Affairs
Israel30pxZalman Shazar
Golda Meir
President
Foreign Minister
Italy30pxAttilio Piccioni
Piero Vinci
Guerino Roberti
Gen. Emiliano Scotti
Foreign Minister
Foreign Ministry chef du cabinet
Assistant Chief of Protocol
Military Counselor to the President
Ivory Coast30pxPhillipe Yace
Camille Alliali
President of the National Assembly
Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs

JEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Jamaica30pxSir Alexander Bustamante
Brigadier Paul Cook
James Lloyd
Noel Crosswell
Prime Minister
Chief of Staff
Permamnent Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs
Chief of Police
Japan30pxHayato Ikeda
Masayoshi Ōhira
Prime Minister
Foreign Minister
Jordan30pxAntone AtallahForeign Minister

KEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Republic of Korea (South Korea)30pxPark Chung-heeActing President

LEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Laos30pxTiao Khampan
Sisouk na Champassak
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Ambassador to India
Lebanon30pxIbrahim Ahdab
George Hakim
Ambassador
Representative to the United Nations
Liberia30pxWilliam R. Tolbert, Jr.
J. Rudolph Grimes
Vice-President
Secretary of State
Libya30pxWahbi al-BouriRepresentative to the United Nations
Luxembourg30pxJean
Eugène Schaus
Hereditary Grand Duke
Foreign Minister

MEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Malagasy Republic30pxLouis RakotomaleiaPermanent Representative to the United Nations
Mexico30pxManuel Tello BaurraudSecretary of Foreign Affairs
Morocco30pxMoulay Abdallah
Ahmed Reda Guedira
Mohammad Ziani
Abdelkader Benjelloun
Ali Benjelloun
Ahmed Taibi Benhima
Badir din Senoussi
Gen. Mohammad Ameziane
Col. Moulay Hafid
Prince
Foreign Minister
Attaché to the Cabinet of the Foreign Minister
Minister of Justice
Ambassador
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Attaché to the Royal Cabinet
Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces
Director General of Royal Protocol

NEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Netherlands30pxPrince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Princess Beatrix
Joseph Luns
Husband of Queen Juliana
Crown Princess
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Nicaragua30pxLuis Somoza Debayle
Alfonso Ortega Urbina
Senator and Former President
Foreign Minister
Norway30pxHarald
Einar Gerhardsen
Crown Prince
Prime Minister

PEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Pakistan30pxZulfikar Ali BhuttoMinister of Foreign Affairs
Panama30pxGalileo Solís
Arturo Morgan Morales
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Peru30pxVíctor Andrés BelaúndePermanent Representative to the United Nations
Philippines30pxDiosdado Macapagal
Eva Macapagal
President
First Lady
Poland30pxStanisław Kulczyński
Piotr Jaroszewicz
Deputy Chairman of the Polish Council of State
Deputy Prime Minister
Portugal30pxLuís Supico PintoPresident of the Corporative Chamber

REdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Romania30pxM. MilitaDeputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

SEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Saudi Arabia30pxRashad Pharaon
Abdallah Hababi
Ambassador to France
Chargé d'affaires in Washington
Sierra Leone30pxJohn Karefa-SmartMinister of External Affairs
Somalia30pxMohammed Ali DaarUndersecretary of Foreign Affairs
Spain30pxAgustín Muñoz GrandesFirst Vice President of the Government
Sweden30pxPrince Bertil, Duke of Halland
Tage Erlander
Olof Palme
 
Prime Minister
Minister Without Portfolio
Switzerland30pxFriedrich Traugott Wahlen
Pierre Michell
Chief of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Secretary General of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

TEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Tanganyika30pxChief Erasto A.M. MangyenyaPermanent Representative to the United Nations
Thailand30pxThanat KhoumanForeign Minister
Tunisia30pxBahi Ladgham
Mongi Slim
Taieb Slim
Habib Bourguiba, Jr.
Hachemi Quanes
Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Permanent Representative to the United States
Ambassador
unknown
Turkey30pxİsmet İnönü
Feridun Cemal Erkin
Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs

UEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Uganda30pxApollo KirondeAmbassador
United Arab Republic30pxMahmoud FawziMinster of Foreign Affairs
United Kingdom30pxPrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Elizabeth Douglas-Home
Harold Wilson
Jo Grimond
Consort of Queen Elizabeth II
Prime Minister
Spouse of the Prime Minister
Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Liberal Party
USSR30pxAnastas MikoyanFirst Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR
Uruguay30pxJuan Felipe YriartAmbassador

VEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Vatican City30pxRev. Egidio VagnozziApostolic Delegate
Venezuela30pxRolando Leandro Mora
Gen. Antonio Briceño Linares
Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Defense
South Vietnam30pxTran Chanh ThanhAmbassador-designate

YEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Yugoslavia30pxKoča Popović
Petar Stambolić
Foreign Minister
Prime Minister

International organizationsEdit

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
United Nations30px30px U Thant
30px Ralph Bunche
30px Paul G. Hoffman
30px Maurice Pate
David Vaughan
30px Carlos Sosa Rodríguez and wife
30px Sir Patrick Dean
30px Dr. Louis Alvarado
30px David Blanchard
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Undersecretary for Political Affairs
Managing Director of the United Nations Special Fund
Executive Director of UNICEF
Director of General Services
President of the General Assembly and wife
President of the United Nations Security Council
International Labour Organization
International Labour Organization
European Coal and Steel Community30px30px Albert Coppé
30px Jean Monnet
Vice President
Former President
European Economic Community30px30px Jean ReyPresident
European Atomic Energy Community30pxE.M.J.A. SassenMember of the Council

SourcesEdit

Inline citationsEdit

  1. Frankel, Max (November 25, 1963). "Officials of Nearly 100 Lands in U.S.—They Will Meet Johnson". The New York Times: p. 1. 
  2. Duscha, Julius (November 25, 1963). "Kings, Presidents and Premiers Here". The Washington Post: p. A1. 
  3. Wicker, Tom (November 26, 1963). "Kennedy Laid to Rest in Arlington". The New York Times: p. 1. 
  4. Belair Jr., Felix (April 1, 1969). "World's Leaders Join in Services for Eisenhower". The New York Times: p. 1. "The half-hour service in the cathedral brought 191 dignitaries...from 78 nations." 
  5. Ross, Sonya (June 12, 2004). "World leaders share tears, memories and Jelly Bellies". Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal–Gazette. Associated Press: p. 9A. "Among the grieving were...U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, 167 ambassadors, 25 current leaders, 14 foreign ministers, and 11 former heads of state." 

BibliographyEdit

  • United Press International; American Heritage Magazine (1964). Four Days. New York: American Heritage Pub. Co.. pp. 140–141. 
  • "List of Dignitaries Expected at Kennedy's Funeral". The New York Times: p. 6. November 25, 1963. 
  • "Additional List of Dignitaries at President Kennedy's Funeral". The New York Times: p. 6. November 26, 1963. 


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